This report summarizes the features of each of the federal programs administered by the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) that provide resources (funding, technology, training, and technical assistance) to state, local, and tribal corrections and reentry programs.
Fifteen programs are described. One program provides funding and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations and Indian tribes to partner with correctional agencies in providing transitional services for those returning to their community from incarceration. Another program provides training and technical assistance to federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia to access funding for the development of a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and criminal victimization. A third program is the Community Supervision Resource Center, which helps community supervision agencies to develop a continuum of best and emerging practices for supervising offenders in the community. A fourth program assists in identifying standards for corrections data analysis and the use of results, training agency data analysts in meeting those standards, and the development of a network for implementing the standards. Other programs address 1) corrections staff safety and wellness; 2) improving substance-use disorder treatment and recovery outcomes for adults in reentry; 3) implementation of the provisions of the Prison Rape Elimination Act; 4) improvement in reentry education and employment outcomes; 5) a center that assists jails in creating and sustaining safe and effective environments; 6) the provision of actionable data to make policy and budgetary decisions; 7) a residential substance abuse treatment program for state prisoners; 8) a program that provides funding, technical assistance, and new tools for identifying the strengths and gaps in reentry systems and improving their overall approach to reentry; and 9) resources for improving supervision outcomes and reduce recidivism.